The Strife-Torn Libya had around 140 Indian Nurses stranded in Tripoli. Tunisia had temporarily closed its main border. Later Nurses working in various hospitals in Libya reached Tunisia. They were first flown to Dubai and from there to Kochi. There were batches of Nurses arriving.
Ten more Indian nurses working in the war-zone of Libya arrived home safey on Wednesday from Dubai. All the nurses were working in the Medical college Hospital. They arrived here inKochi from Dubai with Emirates flight, said the airport officials.
On Tuesday, 44 nurses from Libya had reached the state. The nurses, hailing from Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, and Pathnamthitta districts, were given Rs 2,000 as travel expenses by the officials of Non-Resident Keralite Affairs. There about 58 members in all in the first batch.
Meanwhile, another 80 nurses who are still in Tripoli are awaiting their turn to flee. “The situation in Libya is worsening day by day. Evacuation of the remaining nurses will depend on the situation in Libya,” said the official, adding that the second batch that crossed to Tunisia may have to wait for the remaining nurses from Tripoli to join them before they can return to Kerala.